Gaia & Rey Langhe Chardonnay DOC

Gaja

Pronunciation
gaia rey
Year
Current
Type
White
Winery
Gaja
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Guido Rivella and Angelo Gaja

Overview

Gaja's first Chardonnay vineyard, planted in 1979, is named for Angelo's daughter, Gaia, and his grandmother, Clotilde Rey.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 64°F for four weeks, with natural yeasts.
Aging
6-8 months of barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Straw colour.
| Aroma
It has a rich nose, with hints of toast and vanilla as well as aromas of citrus fruit.
| Taste
Full body with concentrated, ripe fruit, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish
| Serving Suggestions
Risotto-rosemary and Scallops, cheese, lobster, scallops and crab, Roast Veal and Sashimi.

Gaia & Rey Langhe Chardonnay DOC

Suggested Retail:
$216.00
CSPC#:
716637
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -92 points

The 2006 Chardonnay Gaia & Rey is a wonderfully pure, minerally Chardonnay laced with varietal fruit buffered by silky, elegant tannins. The French oak needs some time to incorporate into the wine, bu this remains an extraordinarily beautiful, refined Chardonnay of notable pedigree. Anticipated Maturity: 2009-2016